When Ventura College offensive tackle Tyson Rising took his official visit to Arizona State last weekend he brought along one of the top young quarterback prospects in the West.
Cameron Rising burst onto the varsity scene in a big way as a sophomore at Newbury Park (Calif.) High School this season, throwing for 40 touchdowns and 3,213 passing yards.
With Rising's family in town, ASU coaches decided to use the opportunity to extend a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-3, 180 pound 2018 quarterback.
"That was fun, that was the first time I've ever been offered in person like that," Cameron Rising said. "It was something special, it was really fun, I really enjoyed it.
"Coach (Chip Long) called me because we were in the building because of my brother. He said come here Cameron, I went back there, because he was watching film. He said, 'Cam, we'd like to offer you a scholarship and just threw it out there on the table.' And then we just talked and watched film for a bit."
ASU joins Cal, Fresno State, Oregon State and Washington State with its scholarship offer. Rising is quickly becoming one of the most coveted 2018 quarterbacks in the West.
"Coach Long just said he can see me in the offense and he likes my attitude and all that," Rising said. "I loved it there. Everything was so nice, it was so much cleaner than California. I loved it.
"Earlier in the week I said it would be smart if they did offer me, I was telling my dad that. But I didn't totally expect it."
Rising is unsure of any visit or camp plans for this off-season, but he plans to stay busy as a three-sport athlete at Newbury Park. It's a rare thing in an era of sport specialization, especially with quarterbacks.
"I've enjoyed every second of it," Rising said. "I'm blessed to be so young and have this happen. I feel blessed to even have this opportunity at all.
"I'm not sure what visits I might take or anything like that. I do know I plan on just playing basketball and running track."